On Mon, 2004-06-21 at 16:41 +0100, David A Knight wrote:
> If a split view were to be used I would be thinking of something a
> little different from gthumb, which from screenshots seems to just show
> the current directory + path, then the files below. I'm thinking the
> top pane would be a tree of directories, much like is currently present,
> just without any files showing, then have the bottom frame show the
> files for whatever directory is double clicked, or perhaps just
I've been playing around with monodevelop which uses a split view like
gthumb does, and I definitely don't like it so the above would seem to
be my prefered method of implementing a split view. Here's a few more
thoughts, feel free to add to them / comment on them.
split view pros + cons.
Pro - files are listed separately from folders, so you don't have to
scroll through past lots of folders to get to the files
Pro - it isn't a tree, the HIG says trees are bad, although you do still
have the tree structure with the file system.
Con - can't show files from 2 different folders at once, e.g. an images
folder so you can drag / drop images into the editor to insert <img>
tags can't be open at the same time as another folder containing the
html files you plan to work on.
Con - gthumb style can only drag files to folders in the same folder as
the file already is
Con - can't glance at the file tree to see the file system structure of
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